Volunteer at CMOSC

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*Youth Volunteers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
**Volunteers who will be working with children are subject to a background check at Museum's expense.

In person

If you would like to apply in person to volunteer please visit the Children's Museum at 1835 West Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 and ask for Abby Lake. 

Immediate Volunteering Opportunities

Special Event Staff: SNOW DAYS!

20 tons of fresh snow will be delivered to the Museum and maintained over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend, creating a space for children to explore, build, create, and play outside. We are currently looking for volunteers to help us EACH day - Jan 14th, 15th, and 16th - from 9am until 4pm (or whenever available). Primary tasks will include supervising children-at-play, answering basic questions posed by guests, and enforcing museum rules.

Museum Docents

Volunteers in this role help ensure that our guests have a fun, engaging, and safe visit to the Museum. The primary duties include interacting with guests on the museum floor, enforcing rules and policies, answering basic questions posed by guests, explaining the science behind exhibits, and helping to ensure that guests are enjoying their visit to the Museum.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Museum Docents

Do you enjoy interacting with children and the general public?

Do you love to engage in imaginative play?
We are always in need of Museum Docents. Volunteers in this role help ensure that our guests have a fun, engaging, and safe visit to the Museum. The primary duties include interacting with guests on the museum floor, enforcing rules and policies, answering basic questions posed by guests, explaining the science behind exhibits, and helping to ensure that guests are enjoying their visit to the Museum.

Special Events

Special events like Train Day, Time to Wonder, and Snow Days would not be possible without the help of wonderful volunteers. We are always looking for volunteers willing to help with set-up, clean-up, and day-of tasks during all of the special events put on by the Museum.

Maintenance Projects

Volunteers in this role assist our Maintenance Manager and team with exhibit/facility projects on an as-needed basis.

Work Day Projects

Come in as an individual or as a group to assist with large projects such as landscaping, painting, general clean-up, etc. This is a great option for employers looking for a group volunteering opportunity for staff members.

Art Studio

Volunteers in this role assist visitors in Ella’s Art Studio as they use scissors, glue sticks, and other materials to make art pieces. Volunteers will also help replenish supplies, clean the paint wall, and help with general art studio upkeep in order to maintain a clean and inviting space for art creation.

Mary's Garden

Volunteers in this role have been known to lead families on a nature hunt, build a fort in the WildZone, lead a worm bin exploration, or explain the science behind the water tables and Russian River exhibits. Volunteers in this role also assist with planting and harvesting in our garden beds.

Office Administration
Volunteers in this role assist office staff with administrative tasks such as data entry, filing, stuffing envelopes, and making copies.

Potential Physical Requirements of Volunteers

  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds
  • Comfortable being indoors and outdoors for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to bend and kneel easily
  • Ability to make eye contact and smile – repeatedly

If you have questions, concerns, or want to get started volunteering, please email abby@cmosc.org, or call (707) 546-4069 x 109

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email abby@cmosc.org, or call (707) 546-4069 x 109 for more information.


Medtronic Volunteer Day


Medtronic Volunteer Day

Transformation Tuesdays COMING SOON!

 The first Tuesday of each month is reserved for companies wishing to book group volunteer projects at the Museum for their employees.  Tasks can range from general maintenance, to site clean-up, to special events, to helping install exhibits. Please email abby@cmosc.org for more information about upcoming needs at the Museum.